Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-11-2012, 04:48 PM   #16
Darth W
Junior Member
Darth W began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2012
Device: none
OK, thank you all for your answers.
Darth W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #17
unkilbeeg
Enthusiast
unkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Timeunkilbeeg possesses cleverness exceeding the boundaries of Space and Time
 
unkilbeeg's Avatar
 
Posts: 48
Karma: 49200
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Device: Sony PRS-500/Astak EZReader 5"/PocketBook 360
Some of the newer Android devices (like the Nexus 7) don't use USB mass storage, but rather use a different protocol called MTP (Media Transfer Protocol.) It's a bit harder to deal with than mass storage -- you have to use a dedicated application instead of just mounting it as a drive -- but it has the advantage of not taking the drive offline from the device itself during the transfer.

I was a little irritated when I first ran up against it, since I was unaware of its existence and didn't have the appropriate software on my computer, but once I installed it I was fine. It's a bit more work, but not really very complicated.

It seems to treat the drive as a network resource rather than as a drive. They made the change so that you didn't have to have separate partitions for media and apps -- manufacturers were including huge storage areas for media (as USB mass storage) and people were running out of room for apps (which needs to be on internal storage), even though they had lots of free space. Making it all one partition and then using MTP to transfer files solves this.

I'm not aware of any ereader that uses it. No reason it wouldn't work, but an eink reader doesn't have the same need that a tablet does for flexible storage. That means the manufacturers are less likely to take this step.
unkilbeeg is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 10-12-2012, 05:44 PM   #18
susan_cassidy
Wizard
susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,937
Karma: 1704270
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Kindle, iPad (not used much for reading)
Since Android is supposedly based on Linux, there is no reason internal storage of apps would have to be in separate storage than any other media. It should all be one big file system. The apps shouldn't have to be in kernel space.
susan_cassidy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Content Copy files over SSH to Kindle? fry@pocketbook Amazon Kindle 5 06-22-2012 10:06 PM
Save/copy xmhtl files weberr Sigil 4 03-18-2012 10:19 AM
Where should I copy files to now? thorne enTourage Archive 2 09-27-2010 04:59 PM
Can't see the files I copy on my Kindle with USB adrianro Amazon Kindle 1 03-11-2009 08:13 AM
gmail copy (gmcp) - Perl script to copy files to/from Gmail Colin Dunstan Lounge 0 09-04-2004 02:24 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:51 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.